A somewhat easier liar/truther puzzle

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In summary, to find the correct road to Gandor when encountering a fork in the road, you can ask the person standing there if the road behind you leads to Gandor. If they say yes, they are a liar. If they say no, they are a truth-teller. Then, you can ask about the other roads to determine which one leads to Gandor. It is not necessary to ask the person to point to the road that goes to their city, as both the liar and truth-teller could be from Gandor.
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As you travel from Rodnag to Gandor, you encounter a fork in the road. There is someone standing there who is either one who always lies or one who always tells the truth and you don't know which. You can point to any road and ask "Is this the road to Gandor?" as many times as you like, but that is the only question you can get an answer to. How to do find the correct road to Gandor?
 
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white: you point behind you and ask if that's the road to Gandor, if he says yes, he's a liar, no, he's a truther... then you ask about the other roads.
 
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That's right, Gale17.
 
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what a fun ^^
 
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Isn't the answer to ask him to point at the road that goes to his city? The liar points to truth and so does the truth teller.
 
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Alkatran said:
Isn't the answer to ask him to point at the road that goes to his city? The liar points to truth and so does the truth teller.
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jimmysnyder said:
You can point to any road and ask "Is this the road to Gandor?" as many times as you like, but that is the only question you can get an answer to.
Also, it doesn't say that the liar and truth-teller come from different cities. They could both be from Gandor.
 
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edit: aaaaaaaaaand then i read the post
 
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Related to A somewhat easier liar/truther puzzle

1. What is the "A somewhat easier liar/truther puzzle"?

The "A somewhat easier liar/truther puzzle" is a logic puzzle that involves two individuals, one who always tells the truth and one who always lies, and a statement made by one of them. It is a simplified version of the classic "Knights and Knaves" puzzle.

2. How does the puzzle work?

In the puzzle, there are two individuals, A and B, who are known to either always tell the truth or always lie. A statement is given, and the player must determine whether the statement is true or false based on the responses of A and B.

3. What is the goal of the puzzle?

The goal of the puzzle is to determine whether the statement is true or false based on the responses of the two individuals. The player must use logical reasoning to figure out who is telling the truth and who is lying in order to solve the puzzle.

4. Are there any strategies for solving the puzzle?

One strategy for solving the puzzle is to ask both individuals the same question and compare their responses. If their responses are the same, then they are both telling the truth or lying. If their responses are different, then one of them is telling the truth and the other is lying.

5. Are there different variations of the puzzle?

Yes, there are many different variations of the liar/truther puzzle. Some involve more than two individuals, some involve multiple statements, and some involve more complex scenarios. These variations can make the puzzle more challenging and require different strategies to solve.

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